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The symbol shows the location of the Dorking (Surrey, England) transmitter which serves 3,700 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Dorking (Surrey, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Dorking transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
 V -3.1dB
C44 (658.0MHz)
149mDTG-39W
4W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
 V -3.1dB
C41 (634.0MHz)
149mDTG-39W
4W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (London), 4 Channel 4 (SD) London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
 V -3.1dB
C47 (682.0MHz)
149mDTG-69W
4W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Dorking (Surrey, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Dorking transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 35km north-northeast (19°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 37km north-northeast (22°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the Dorking (Surrey, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1331 Mar 2018-
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 33W
PSB1≡, PSB2≡, PSB3≡(-5.6dB) 9W
PSB1||, PSB2||, PSB3||(-8.8dB) 4.4W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1992Thames†
Jul 1968-Feb 2004London Weekend Television♦
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Carlton†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc♦
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Dorking was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Tuesday, 7 April 2020
Transmitter engineering
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1:27 PM

DORKING transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 6 Apr 08:44 until 6 Apr 08:47. . [BBC]

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Wednesday, 10 June 2020
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 PM

DORKING transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 12 Aug 12:32 until 12 Aug 12:34. . [BBC]

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Wednesday, 5 August 2020
Transmitter engineering
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4:28 PM

DORKING transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to essential engineering from 5 Aug 09:30 until 5 Aug 11:51. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 22 August 2020
Transmitter engineering
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1:09 PM

DORKING transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to essential engineering from 5 Aug 09:30 until 5 Aug 11:51. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 29 August 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:28 PM

DORKING transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 28 Aug 01:31 until 28 Aug 02:01. Off the air due to a fault from 27 Aug 17:01 until 27 Aug 17:08. . [BBC]

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Friday, 4 September 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:28 AM

DORKING transmitter - DAB: Reduced quality due to a fault from 13 Aug 23:42 until 13 Aug 23:52. . [BBC]

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Friday, 8 January 2021
Transmitter engineering
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9:22 AM

DORKING transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 8 Jan 03:21 until 8 Jan 03:28. . [BBC]

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Sunday, 16 January 2022
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Ally
3:40 PM

Terrible reception, constant pixelation on all channels since 2 weeks before Christmas. Have re turned several times no luck. Others closeby have same issue. RH4.

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StevensOnln1
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5:34 PM

Ally: Retuning will not fix a signal fault as all you are doing is deleting your tuning information and searching for the same signal again, which can often make the problem worse. If you provide a full postcode we can see what the predicted signal strength is at your location and may be able to offer further advice.

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Monday, 17 January 2022
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Chris.SE
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12:14 AM

Ally:

In addition to what StevensOnln1 has said, it might be helpful if you could say which way (rough compass bearing) your aerial is pointing and whether its rods (or squashed Xs) are horizontal or vertical. You may be able to receive several transmitters and may not be getting signals from the one you thought you were.
Some transmitters were on Planned Engineering before Christmas and at other times weather conditions were affecting reception for some.
Currently, weather conditions (temperature inversion/tropospheric ducting) with the high pressure are causing interference for some at various times.

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